Asian Population Association Scientific Group Workshop on “Changing Household Structure, Aging and Well-being in Western and Southern Asia” 1st February 2024, 10:00-14:00 (Tehran time)
Asian Population AssociationScientific Group Workshop on “Changing Household Structure, Aging and Well-being in Western and Southern Asia” 1st February 2024, 10:00-14:00 (Tehran time)
A rapid rise in the size of older persons in Western and Southern Asia has raised concerns both at national and international levels about the well-being of this growing segment of the population. This prompts two dimensions of understanding aging and well-being that relate to its measurement and comparative assessment of differentials in the quality of life. These differentials could be linked to households that accommodate older persons and their dynamic of dependence. In other words, an ongoing change in household structure and a rise in the number of one-person households, female-headed households, and one-parent households, among other emerging household types, could be consequential for the elderly well-being in these regions. This workshop investigates the phenomenon of aging accounting for complexities of measurement as well as implications for differential well-being as a consequence of transformation in household size, structure, and composition, with a special focus on Western and Southern Asia.